Big scare, on Friday night, 24th March. Calamity right next door. The adjacent area of Dulo Barcelona in Merville was on fire. First response and rescue by fire fighters and response crew of the Barrangay was examplatory and from the 75 affected family there were no casualties, yet close to 300 people homeless and all their belongings destroyed. Shelter was quickly set up.
Our first meeting with officials revealed that Merville Community donated clothing and various religious organization provided food.
NACSEARelief was asked to provide school material. So we did with the staff of Le Delice, the Merville Deli and Restaurant at the MPHA Country Club.
150 schoolbags with drawing- and writing-material were distributed Thursday 30th March. Thanks to generous donation by Le Delice and collaboration with Barangay officials under the leadership of Councillor Mrs Wezie Gutierez much joy could be brought to the children which was visible on their faces.